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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Pretty good as a basic CRM, decent as a support desk. Tries to do a lot, but doesn't excel at any one thing. Reasonably priced, though, and can be a component in a larger setup.
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Project Bubble

For a smaller agency or freelancer, I think it's the perfect solution because it is very cost-effective and accessible.It's easy to use and offers a lot of useful interconnected information
like clients, projects and contacts. I also find its project reporting system to
be very useful.I think a larger agency might want to go with something a little more comprehensive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.3
Project Bubble
9.5
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Project Bubble
10.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Project Bubble
9.0
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Project Bubble
9.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Project Bubble
10.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Project Bubble
9.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
Project Bubble
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
Project Bubble
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Project Bubble
Email integration
Accelo
7.4
Project Bubble
10.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Project Bubble
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Project Bubble
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Project Bubble
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.1
Project Bubble
Document Management
Accelo
Project Bubble
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.7
Project Bubble
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Project Bubble
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Project Bubble
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Project Bubble
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.1
Project Bubble

Pros

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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  • I needed a project management software that had client access, ability to comment, percent-complete tracking, and email integration.
  • The mobile app is a big part of what has improved in the last year and why I have decided to stick with it ultimately. Many others I've decided do not have apps on the marketplace, which is a big hindrance, in my opinion.
  • Invoicing and tracking expenses is a huge plus.
  • White Labeling - I can customize the system with my own logo
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Cons

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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  • Not crazy about how the Javascript window opens up when I click on a project; I would rather it just go straight to the Project page.
  • I wish the Time Tracking app were a little more meaty, more like a standalone app.
  • I think the main project area's UI needs to be a bit more legible. Sometimes I find myself straining to see things.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Alternatives Considered

Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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I think Project Bubble is way more streamlined than the others mentioned, as well as way more cost-effective! It is simple enough for my clients to access and keep track of their status, without having to explain or train them in the process. For value of money, customer support, and ease of use, I give it my highest recommendation.
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Return on Investment

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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  • Client communication
  • Contractor accountability
  • Time tracking and resource management
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

Project Bubble

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Project Bubble Editions & Modules
Project Bubble
Additional Pricing Details